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UK study assigns Leaving Cert high A-level ratings

Whenever I have had interviews for jobs in the UK, the question has always arisen: What is the Leaving Certificate? To which the reply is: Well, it’s kind of like A-Levels, but not quite, its kind of…umm…emm.

Now finally I have the answer, its two-thirds of an A-Level. According to a study done by Oxford University it is anyway.

The difference is that we don’t do two or three subjects, as is done in the UK for A-Levels, we normally do at least 7 subjects, of which the best 6 are taken into account for points.

Does this reflect well on the Irish education system? I guess it does?


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